Frequently Asked Questions
Below are a few of the most common questions people have about using our ozone service. Feel free to contact us any time if you would like more information.
Ozone, (O3), is a highly reactive gas composed of three oxygen atoms rather than the two atoms we normally breathe. Ozone is the second most powerful sterilant in the world and can be used to destroy bacteria, viruses and odours. Ozone is occurs naturally and readily in nature, most often as a result of lightning strikes that occur during thunderstorms. In fact the “fresh, clean, spring rain” smell that we notice after a storm most often results from nature’s creation of ozone.
While ozone is very powerful, it has a very short life-cycle. When contaminants such as odours, bacteria or viruses make contact with ozone, they are destroyed completely by oxidation. In so doing, that extra atom of oxygen is consumed and there is nothing left…no odour…no bacteria…no extra atom, only oxygen. Ozone reverts back to oxygen after it is used.
There are basically two methods of producing ozone…ultra-violet and corona discharge. Island Ozone uses the corona discharge method. The corona discharge method creates ozone by applying high voltage to a metallic grid sandwiched between two dielectrics. The high voltage jumps through the dielectric to a grounded screen and in the process, creates ozone from oxygen present in the chamber.
In practice the half life is usually less than 30 minutes due to temperature, dust, and other contaminants in the air. Therefore, ozone, while very powerful, doesn’t last long. It does its job and then disappears back into safe oxygen.
As long as the source of the odour and any remaining residue is removed an Ozone treatment will remove all odours including cigarette smoke.
No. If ozone is applied properly it destroys (oxidizes) the source of the molecule creating the odour.
Ozone attacks the odour directly at the source of the molecule and as long as the source isn’t re-introduced the odour will be permanently destroyed. However if the problem is cat urine on carpets, we suggest steam cleaning prior to setting up an Ozone Treatment. The residual mess has to be eliminated first.
Ozone shock treatment kills mould and removes mould odour. However, the ozone won’t remove the mould residue. An ozone shock treatment will allow the mould to be removed safely which should be done after an ozone treatment takes place. It is also important that all moisture problems be dealt with and corrected or the mould will simply grow back again regardless of how it is removed.
No! Ozone is a very toxic gas which is designed to kill any living organism it comes in contact with (namely bacteria, fungi, and viruses) When an ozone treatment is in progress all people, pets, and plants must be removed from the area.
For a Vehicle every 1-2 months. For a Home every 3 months. For an RV/Motorhome every 3 months. For a Boat once a year (ideally in the boating off-season)
Island Ozone specialises in air quality control and gives you peace of mind with our 100% natural and chemical-free solution leaving you with a bacteria-free, fresh-smelling environment.
You could, but the problem is that most Ozone Generators are expensive, require regular and difficult maintenance, could be dangerous if not operated properly (or by a professional) and they’re not nearly powerful enough to be fully effective. Island Ozone offers an industrial level of Ozone handled safely and professionally, and takes the worry, hassle and stress off of you.
Associating Ozone with smog and pollution is a common misconception. Ozone is NOT greenhouse gas. Ozone is a very important part of protecting us, plants and all forms of life on Earth from the sun’s harmful UV Rays. The Scientists are actually concerned about the depletion of our Ozone Layer (too little ozone, not too much ozone)
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